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This section of WhatTheyThink aggregates all of the news, educational content, and analysis about the software that drives print businesses, from order entry through shipping and invoicing. It is combined in a single area so that our members and the industry as a whole can go to a single place to learn how software is changing the business of print and gain actionable ideas on how they may apply new solutions to their own business problems.

Product Spotlights

Print Software Product Spotlight: Web-to-Print Solutions that Adapt to Your Needs with Customer’s Canvas

Sometimes the hardest part of taking advantage of the available marketplace is having tools that work they way you need them to. One size does not fit every situation. That is where Customer’s Canvas comes in. The team at Aurigma work with their clients to craft the web-to-print solution that will work most efficiently for their business.

Fiery Preflight Pro: Troubleshooting Jobs “Within” the Workflow

EFI Fiery DFEs have been driving digital printers for over 30 years. As the digital printers and the market requirements they serve change, there is a need to bring more automated preflight to the production floor to ensure process consistency, EFI has ensured that their DFE meets those challenges with their customers in mind. This includes the newly released Fiery Preflight Pro, available for Fiery FS500 Pro and newer servers.

Product Spotlight: Canon Press Automation Modules—Optimizing and Simplifying Printing

With the aging out of skilled labor in the print and packaging industry, engaging and training new hires in the intricacies of print is becoming a problem. David Zwang looks at Canon’s Press automation modules, which can simplify the process while optimizing quality and productivity for new and even older digital presses.

Keeping the Pulse of Your Print Operation with Canon PRISMA Tools

Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee take an in-depth look at Canon PRISMA Tools for data analysis and accounting, which monitor the operational pulse and direction of your a operation. These tools can help staff take quick and decisive actions to keep production running smoothly and make better print production decisions.

Workflow Automation Product Spotlight: EFI Fiery JobFlow—Job Prep and Prepress Automation Made Easy

Automated workflows are discussed a lot, yet the vast majority of print service providers still don’t have a comprehensive job preparation and prepress automation workflow in their operation. Fiery JobFlow is an easy to install and easy to use solution.

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eProductivity Software Caps Off a Busy 2022
eProductivity Software Caps Off a Busy 2022

Published: December 8, 2022

eProductivity Software’s Charlotte Tueckmantel and Nick Benkovich recap ePS’ busy year, starting 2022 by splitting from EFI into a standalone company and working over the course of the year to build a foundation to continue bringing new products to its customers. Watch Video

Ricoh’s Duncan Ellis on System Integration
Ricoh’s Duncan Ellis on System Integration

Published: December 7, 2022

Ricoh’s Duncan Ellis talks about the state of Ricoh’s integration of the disparate parts of the business from production software, to business services, to hardware, and how this integration offers customers a one-stop shop. Watch Video

Product Strategy: PageDNA’s Steve Enstad on Printing Software Trends
Product Strategy: PageDNA’s Steve Enstad on Printing Software Trends

Published: November 29, 2022

PageDNA’s Steve Enstad talks about PageDNA’s print software solutions and implementation process, and how they address the challenges that printers and print customers have when using print software. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Ultimate’s Eve Petroni on End-to-End Workflow Automation
Product Strategy: Ultimate’s Eve Petroni on End-to-End Workflow Automation

Published: November 29, 2022

Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Eve Petroni talks about the increased need for print production workflow automation and how Ultimate’s imposition and bindery software provides end-to-end automation. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Arron Robinson on Software Integration
Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Arron Robinson on Software Integration

Published: November 29, 2022

Ricoh’s Arron Robinson talks about how Ricoh’s integrated and "holistic" approach to print software allows different components to communicate with each other regardless of whether they are cloud-based or on-premises. Watch Video

Product Strategy: GMG’s Marc Levine on Remote Workflow Tools
Product Strategy: GMG’s Marc Levine on Remote Workflow Tools

Published: November 29, 2022

Marc Levine of GMG talks about how the automation and remote workflow features in GMG’s software solutions can help companies overcome the workforce challenges the industry is experiencing. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Infigo’s Douglas Gibson on Expanding W2P Job Types
Product Strategy: Infigo’s Douglas Gibson on Expanding W2P Job Types

Published: November 29, 2022

Douglas Gibson of Infigo Software talks about how, as part of Infigo’s efforts to help customers speed jobs through their factories, the software is expanding the types of jobs that can be accepted via Web-to-print: wide format, labels, packaging, and more. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Tharstern’s Lee Ward on Divergence
Product Strategy: Tharstern’s Lee Ward on Divergence

Published: November 29, 2022

Lee Ward of Tharstern talks about how customers are starting to diverge into different sectors—wide format, packaging, etc.—and how Tharstern’s MIS can cater to all those new sectors. Watch Video

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